Another day, another Boomer blogger lumping all Millennials into one composite person… talking about how best to “lead” Gen Y as though they aren’t already in the room.
While Millennials continue to deal with these broad stereotypes, they are also painfully aware of their workforce reality: the majority of them did not, and will not, have a job waiting for them at graduation. And yet we blame them for not wanting to follow in our incompetent footsteps?
I attended a webinar on “the resume for the well-rounded student” hosted by well-intended career services veterans.
Unfortunately, at a time when soon-to-be and recent graduates, and current students need all the high-quality counsel they can get, the advice in that webinar likely wouldn’t help anyone find work – ever…
Once upon a time… about 400 years ago… early settlers to North America posted a job on PilgrimHelpWanted.com.
Much to the chagrin of the village elders, only one person applied for the position.
Here, just in time for Thanksgiving, is a fictional account of how that interview might have gone had it happened in today’s recruiting world…
You think you nailed the interview; your answers were just as you rehearsed: honest and concise. You went home feeling good about this one. And yet, you don’t get a call back.
There is a often a good reason: your answers to critical questions… those that mean the difference between “no thank you” and “you’re hired.”
The blogosphere constantly swirls with internship-related debates: Are internships “slave labor”? Paid or Unpaid? Which is better: Virtual or In-office internships? Internships vs. Entry-level Jobs.
Even after seeing thousands of internship postings pass through YouTern – until we thoroughly understood your goals and current issues we wouldn’t advise one way or another on any of these decision points.
However, there is one piece of advice we give everyone – regardless of career choice, financial situation, or any other criteria:
As an intern, you MUST choose a mentor-based internship. Here’s why:
As the economy slowly improves, and more early careerists are finding work, it seems many – from freshman intern to second or third year workforce veteran – are prone to ignoring some very scary red flags served up by their sometimes monster-like employers.
Here are ten scary moments, that if you aren’t mentally prepared, can really jump out of the dark at you: